How to Know When You Should Change Your Oil

Thanks to advancements in engineering, routine oil changes every 3,000 miles are almost obsolete. Curious as to when you should be changing your oil? Here are a few ways you can find out!

  • Contact the staff at Faulkner Dodge Ram. Our staff would be happy to assist.
  • Refer to your vehicle's owner manual.
  • Check the indicator on your oil monitor typically located on the electronic dashboard of modern vehicles.
  • Google your vehicles make and model and read the owner's manual online.
  • Check your oil the old-fashioned way! That's right, get hands-on and check your oil manually. If your oil is extremely dark, appears dirty, or looks dirty chances are it's time to change your oil.

On most vehicles built in the last 20 years, you should only be required to change your oil every 5,000 - 10,000 miles. This, however, could fluctuate if you are a "severe" driver and do more than just normal wear and tear on your vehicle's engine. If you’re not sure where your vehicle fits in, we’d be more than happy to guide you through a routine maintenance appointment at 6643 Carlisle Pike!

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